It's simple: watch or listen to Al Jazeera.
I've been listening to their live coverage from Egypt (Cairo and other
cities) here on KPFA (Pacifica, Berkeley CA). Probably accessible over
other radio stations, and certainly over the Internet. (Of course, here
in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, we're not allowed to
hear this point of view. Kind of eerily similar to the way the Egyptian
authorities have brought a heavy hand to bear by throttling Twitter and
Facebook, actually shutting down the entire Internet there for a while ...)
Not a peep on network TV, natch. I was working at a friend's yesterday
who had CNN on, and they had some coverage.
Al Jazeera has been doing a great job covering this, so far as I can
tell. Live reports from the scene of massive demonstrations/riots, and
interviews with (or statements from) state departments from Washington
to Paris to Bonn.
There's a revolution afoot there. As of now:
o The army appears to be in sympathy with the protesters. Army tanks
have been met by friendly crowds. At least one incident of the army
being fired upon by police/security forces.
o Many gov't buildings burning in central Cairo, as well as many police
o Even the US seems to be coming around to the realization that this is
a force to be reckoned with, judging from Sec. Clinton's latest statements.
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To me, the *plonk...* reminds me of the old man at the public hearing
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